Common complications involved in body piercing

2010, Vol 1, No 5, pages 19–21
Common complications involved in body piercing

As the prevalence of body piercing has increased in recent years so has the associated list of documented risks and complications. Some of the more common localised dermatologic risks include infection, hypertrophic scarring and keloid formation, and traumatic tearing. This article examines the main risks of body piercing and looks at techniques for management and prevention.

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